Training

I've done several training contracts for Journalists for Human Rights, Canada's leading media development organization, as well as UN agencies including UNDP and UNWomen, the National Democratic Institute (NDI), and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

I've combined my legal background in international human rights law with my field experience as a journalist to craft informative and thought-provoking workshops -- emphasizing strong practical elements -- in the following areas:

- How to Report on International Human Rights Law and Monitor your State's obligations

- Objectivity - how to remove your bias in story choice, sources, language

- Investigative Reporting - the hypothesis based approach to human rights investigations

Kuwait Journalist Training

Training at the Kuwait Journalists Assocation, Kuwait City

More Human Rights related training include:

- Women's Rights

- Children's Rights

- Reporting on HIV

- Sensitive and Ethical Reporting of Gender-based Violence

- Do No Harm - Ethical Reporting

Training for Egyptian Journalists

Training in Alexandria, Egypt

Kuwait Journalist Training

- Freelance Journalism - How to pitch stories

- Communication Skills (Training for Female Political Candidates)

allen_lofa

Training in Lofa County, northwestern Liberia, West Africa

In 2010, I produced a 30-minute film on sexual violence in Liberia as part of a journalism training program, sponsored by the Norwegian Refugee Council. The film brings you the voices of rape survivors, frontline health workers, emerging women activists, Liberia’s Chief Prosecutor for sexual assault crimes, the Minister of Justice, and the Gender Ministry’s GBV Unit. It was then shown to 120 judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys to increase their understanding of sexual violence in the country.

 Blog postings include:

Middle East Video Diary